LAS VEGAS, NV — A trigger-happy officer keeps his job after shooting a man reaching for his hat, prompting a mass-resignation of the civilian review board.
Since the creation of the European Union, critics say that the same globalist interests would attempt to create a similar union in North America. Such a drastic shift in governance often requires a long series of small steps, over the course of many years, in order to allow the public to become acclimated to international authorities taking charge. One such step towards a North American Union is the advent of cross-border policing.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR — County commissioners have implemented an iron-fisted measure to deal with a littering problem along the Clackamas River. To limit the number of beverage containers left in public, government agentswill now be performing warrantless searches of anyone who could be concealing an aluminum can or glass bottle in the county park.
ST. CLOUD, MN — Last year a farmer faced a jury trial over charges that he delivered unprocessed, raw, dairy milk — just the way members of his co-op liked it. In September 2012, his jury set him free, finding him not guilty on all three charges, reported FarmToConsumer.org. But that wouldn’t be the end of the harassment this well-respected member of the community would face from government bureaucrats.
I got to thinking about the great gulf that separates the law enforcement profession that I knew as compared to the one that exists today. I never thought I’d be one of those geezers that says, “I just don’t understand this younger generation today!” But the fact is, I am, and I don’t. I offer this retrospective and comparison:
LOS ANGELES, CA — Award-winning journalist, Michael Hastings, died in a single-car accident, only hours after writing an alarming warning to his colleagues about drawing the attention of federal agencies. It has now been confirmed that among the several big stories he was working on, one of them was about the current director of the CIA.
The Federal Government has devised a way to incentivize local governments to implement invasive “home visiting programs” for so-called “high-risk populations.” The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” has provisions for millions of dollars in to be spent on “interactions” between private families and social workers, looking for a reason to intervene. Legislators in some states have become concerned enough about the invasiveness of program to introduce efforts to nullify this provision law, among others.
America’s illusions of freedom are becoming more and more transparent, with the federal government’s now standard practice of deploying armed agents to actively roam public venues and conducting “suspicionless searches” on anyone they want. The TSA sends out its Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams to set up unannounced checkpoints used to “Dominate, Intimidate, & Control” American travelers. The purpose of VIPR teams is to maintain a presence in public areas and force travelers to submit to searches, including opening up bags and being patted down.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has, since 2001, doubled the amount of assets it confiscates from people via civil asset forfeiture, according to Ray Downs of WSFA. The reason for this dramatic expansion is not that the agency became twice as savvy at violating the 5th amendment. It is due to the fact that since 2001, the War on Terror has ushered in a new era of domestic spying programs in the United States; programs like the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ability to read innocent people’s emails, text messages, and phone conversations without a warrant. With the power to spy on Americans and seize money at will, the Feds have developed an efficient system of 21st century highway robbery.
The Federal Government is openly using a method of manipulating public behavior and manufacturing consent in order to minimize popular resistance to their agenda. Teams of federal agents will subtly introduce “interventions” — likely in the form of information, news, and events — that will utilize psychological techniques to shape public behavior. It is a time-tested tactic, perfected by the CIA on foreign populations during wartime. The White House calls this “Behavioral Insights,” but it is better known as PSYOPS.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — The city’s notorious policy of allowing police officers to approach any pedestrian and submit them to a search has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The usual suspects, who have caused “Stop & Frisk” to flourish, are offering harsh criticisms of the decision.
OGILVIE, MN — A family was shocked that an act of compassion for an injured animal required a permit, and the response would be dispatching armed agents to their property to kill the young animal.
The government has the power to rename your children for you. That’s what one family found out recently in Tennessee.
BROOKLIN, ME — A mother is being harassed over the diet she is feeding her baby. This case is yet another of a long train of abuses perpetrated by power-drunk agencies with the ability to separate children from their natural parents, often for profit.